What I’m Reading Now
|You know you’re a teacher when you have a summer reading list. Most teachers I know love to read but we have no extra time during the school year.|
One of my professors told us that we should always be reading three books: Fiction, non-fiction, and a classic. I think this is a great idea because I like having different books for different occasions. I like to have a book to listen to while I work, one to read before bed, and one to read during the day.
My non-fiction book is When They Come For Us We’ll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle to Save the Soviet Jewry. I bought this book ages ago when Borders was going out of business. I love WWII history, but most of what I know has to do with the European theater. City of Thieves perked my interest in other viewpoints. I grew up believing six million people were killed in WWII. The more I read I learn that millions more Chinese, Koreans, and Russians died too. I am very upset that I did not learn this earlier in my life. It makes me feel very naive.
My fiction book is Still Alice. It is not normally one I would have picked up, but the local library is featuring it in their book club. It is really difficult to make friends in a commuter town so I am excited to meet people with similar interests. I am excited now that I picked up the book. It is about a fifty-year-old psychology professor with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
My classic book is Jane Erye. I have tried several times to read this book but for some reason it has never stuck. My favorite book is A Tree Grows In Brooklyn so I have been told I would like this book as well. I love rags to riches stories. I chose this book in audio so I could listen while I worked. I grew up in chaos so I get anxious in a quiet house. Daytime TV, however, is driving me crazy. Jane Erye will make welcome company.
Jane Erye is going in the CD player and I am off to clean my house. Spencer and I are having people over tomorrow for canoeing and grilling afterwards.
What is on your current reading list?